What are the main items that human resource recruiters notice first on your resume?

by Gibbs Consulting HR Search Firms Boston

The human resource recruiters skim the resumes in seconds and still they gather a lot of information to decide on a job seeker. So, what are the items on the resume that HR recruiters notice first?

Here are the main items on the resume that recruiters observe first.

The brand names

Your resume is the start of your discussion and the brand names included in it will gain a lot of attention. The names that will get top attention include the top schools, Fortune 500 companies, and hot start-ups. The recruiters will look for the employers and schools that screened you and selected you over the others. The preference of the HR executive search firms will depend on the search. For instance, if the role is for a fast-growth start-up company, a history or experience with successful start-ups may be preferred. So, make sure to put the brand names.

Sequence or chronology

The Sequence or chronology in your resume may be a good deal breaker. The human resource recruiters give less weightage to short tenures. A gap in the middle of a good career can be an issue. Also, multiple jobs in shorter tenure can raise a question mark. It can raise a suspicion that the candidate has no staying power. So, review your resume just by dates and tenure. Make sure to group your experiences together so that it shows continuity in your resume. You should also write your position descriptions to show progression mainly for the roles that you have held for longer durations.


Be careful about spelling and grammar mistakes. In the eyes of the recruiter, a candidate looks unprofessional and uncaring. If proper names are misspelled (name of a software or a company) it raises a doubt whether or not the candidate has really worked in that company or has that skill or not. Spell check nicely to ensure there are no mistakes in the resume.


You should pay attention to the entire feel of the resume. It should have a good layout and readability. Everything should be mentioned in a proper way, for example, your qualifications, experience and skills, industry served and your functional expertise. The best thing to do is to give your resume to someone else to read. Ask them their opinion about it. Are they able to find out what you do and what job you are applying for? Once you have their opinion, edit your resume accordingly.

Remember that a resume is the first thing a human resource recruiter asks for. So put enough information to create a good impression.

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